Metrics details Abstract From the very early stages of initiating relationships to types of post-break-up behaviors, the internet has the potential to play an influential role in all areas of family and particularly couple relationships. The impact on the various stages of relationships is systematized relationship development, couple and family formation, separation with a special focus on intergenerational opportunities and conflicts associated with modern media usage.
Against the background of psychological and media communication theories and psychotherapeutic approaches as well as empirical findings the following topics are considered: 1 Initiation of relationships singlewandern saarbrücken ICTs e.
In summary, the role of ICTs in new, existing and separated partnerships and families is multifaceted. An outlook on further developments as well as research desiderata is given.
Effective matching is defined as the exchange of contact information with the likely intent to meet in person. The characteristics of effective match include alignment of psychological traits i. For nearly all characteristics, the more similar the individuals were, the higher the likelihood was of them finding each other desirable and opting to meet in person. The only exception was introversion, where introverts rarely had an effective match with other introverts. Given that people make their initial selection in no more than 11 s, and ultimately prefer a partner who shares numerous attributes with them, we suggest that users are less selective in their early preferences and gradually, during their conversation, converge onto clusters that share a high degree of similarity in characteristics.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Access options Instant access to the full article PDF. Subscription will auto renew annually.